'coconut desserts' on Serious Eats

American Classics: Haupia

In my experience, coconut is one of those love-it or hate-it foods. As a kid, my only real exposure to coconut had been in the context of cloyingly sweet confections which put me staunchly in the hate-it camp. It's dishes like haupia, a traditional Hawaiian luau staple, that have since made me reconsider. More

Coconut Custard Pie

This is the coconut pie of my dreams. The all-butter crust is blind baked to golden brown perfection, and filled with the creamy, smooth coconut custard just before serving, so the bottom stays perfectly crisp. I like the contrast of the toasted coconut folded into the custard, but if you prefer a smoother filling, toast only what you'll need for sprinkling on the top. More

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